A message to our Muslim communities following the New Zealand terror attacks

First published on: 15th March 2019

The Right Reverend Christine Hardman, Bishop of Newcastle, has issued this open letter to our Muslim communities following the terrible terror attacks in New Zealand. The letter can be seen below, or by clicking here.

International Women's Day 2019

First published on: 8th March 2019

The Bishop of Newcastle is among 50 women listed as some of the most inspiring in the North East.International Women's Day represents an opportunity for us to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women across the worl

New Master for St Thomas the Martyr Newcastle

First published on: 3rd March 2019

The Bishop of Newcastle is delighted to announce the appointment of the Reverend Ben Doolan as the next Master of St Thomas the Martyr Newcastle.Ben is leader of the Diocese of Newcastles first Resource Church which will work in partnership with St T

Bishop Christine in this year's Greenwich Portraits

First published on: 28th February 2019

The Right Reverend Christine Hardman, the Bishop of Newcastle, features in this year's Greenwich Portraits, the first time a representative from the Church of England has been included in this important collection.The Portraits honour former alu

Meet our first Anna Chaplains

First published on: 25th February 2019

In a first for the Diocese, a group of Anna Chaplains have been commissioned to provide spiritual care to vulnerable people in the area.Seven Anglicans from Newcastle and one from Durham were commissioned by Bishop Christine at an ecumenical service

Grant joy for Blanchland Abbey

First published on: 21st February 2019

Blanchland Community Development Organisation has scooped a grant of more than 40,000 to fund the first stage of an ambitious plan for its abbey. The group has been awarded 41,200 by the National Lottery Heritage Fund as part of its Resilient Heritag

Pathways Mission Celebration

First published on: 12th February 2019

A service of celebration was held at St Nicholas Church, Cramlington to give thanks and to celebrate the series of successful events that took place throughout Bedlington Deanery during the Pathway Mission. Led by the deanerys main Pathways Mission c

Service to mark start of salmon fishing season

First published on: 11th February 2019

On a cold but beautiful February morning, on the banks of the River Tweed, the Revd Rob Kelsey announces: When the time comes for me to stand in the river, if I appear to be walking on the water, thats because Im standing on the ice!This was the annu

National Lottery grant success for Bamburgh

First published on: 11th February 2019

Accessing Aidan, a remarkable partnership project to develop the crypt of St Aidans Church, Bamburgh into a beautiful interpretation space, has been awarded a grant of 355,600 by the National Lottery.Made possible by National Lottery players, the gra

Protecting the long-term future of two Tynedale schools

First published on: 7th February 2019

Governors at two Church of England first schools have approved plans to share the leadership of one headteacher.Under the plan, which comes into effect after the Easter holidays, headteacher of Corbridge First School, Jennifer Ainsley will take on th

Anti-Semitism: Our Problem?

First published on: 4th February 2019

Anti-Semitism is again headline news. As Christians, as reconcilers, as people working for peace in the world, it is vital that we are equipped to help and support our Jewish friends and neighbours. In late January the Diocesan Committee for Interfai

Archbishop encourages all to share in the Pilgrim journey this Lent

First published on: 1st February 2019

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu is encouraging all to share in the Church of Englands LentPilgrim journey.Written by Bishop Steven Croft, co-author of the Pilgrim Course, the Pilgrim Journeys: The Beatitudes, provides a short daily reflection

#LoveNewcastle: United against hate

First published on: 29th January 2019

United against hatred - these faith leaders in Newcastle, including the Bishop of Newcastle, the Right Reverend Christine Hardman, stood shoulder to shoulder to condemn the hate-fuelled vandalism of an Islamic school.The Bahr Academy on the former By

Bishop Christine says North East deserves efficient railway system

First published on: 23rd January 2019

The North East needs and deserves and fast and efficient railway system, says the Bishop of Newcastle, the Right Reverend Christine Hardman.Bishop Christine was speaking today in the House of Lords where she highlighted poor LNER punctuality and call

'growing church bringing hope' update

First published on: 22nd January 2019

The Revd Canon Ian Flintoft, Director of Discipleship and Ministry for Mission, writes about the work taking place in relation to the Prayer, Leading your Church into Growth and Impact strands of our 'growing church bringing hope' vision.Impact Stran

From lost cause to MBE

First published on: 21st January 2019

The dawn of a New Year sparks a desire in many people to make positive changes in a bid to improve their lives. Whether thats a commitment to deepen faith and spirituality, or simply a pledge to go to the gym more, these resolutions will shape their

Urgent appeal for – LEGO!

First published on: 18th January 2019

An appeal for donations of Lego has been issued for a project to help bring children and families together in the west end of Newcastle.Children and Families Missioner for the Diocese of Newcastle, Jacqueline Atkinson was inspired after a chance meet

Bamburgh church hosts royal visit

First published on: 16th January 2019

Princess Anne Princess Anne visited St Aidans Church, Bamburgh as part of a tour marking the heroism of Grace Darling.HRH Princess Royal holds the title of Master of Trinity House, the official lighthouse of the UK

Welcome to Ben, Claire and Jennifer

First published on: 14th January 2019

A special service was held at Newcastle Cathedral to welcome three new people to ministries within our Diocese.Bishop Christine licensed and commissioned Revd Ben Doolan as leader of the Diocesan Resource Church (Associate Priest to Newcastle Cathedr

Bishop of Newcastle appoints new Archdeacon of Northumberland

First published on: 9th December 2018

The Bishop of Newcastle, the Right Reverend Christine Hardman is pleased to announce that the Reverend Mark Wroe is to be the new Archdeacon of Northumberland.Mark, 49, has been Acting Archdeacon since the beginning of this year following the appoint

Following a Divine Order

First published on: 17th November 2018

The Rt Revd Andrew Watson, Bishop of Guildford, celebrates the centenary of a calling to missionary serviceAt 9.30 am on Saturday, 10 November 2019, my wife and I took a walk on Tynemouths Longsands beach, followed by a short time of prayer at Holy S

Marking 100 years since the end of the Great War

First published on: 6th November 2018

Churches across the diocese will be leading services on Sunday November 11 to commemorate the centenary of World War One.This Sunday marks 100 years since the Great War ended.Many churches are displaying poppies to honour the fallen and services will

Bishops, MPs and civic leaders gather for Dean's installation

First published on: 20th October 2018

Hundreds gathered at Newcastle Cathedral this weekend as the Venerable Geoff Miller was installed as Dean of Newcastle.Geoff, 62, was previously Archdeacon of Northumberland before being appointed Dean earlier this year. The special service took plac

New Director of Initial Ministerial Education appointed

First published on: 3rd October 2018

The Dioceses of Durham and Newcastle are pleased to announce the appointment of the Revd Dr Jennifer Cooper as the new Director of Initial Ministerial Education (IME) Phase 2.In this role, she will lead the programme of training for a diverse and gro

Ordinations 2018

First published on: 2nd July 2018

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